Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday threw her support behind Deb Fischer in the Nebraska Senate race.
The high-profile endorsement comes in the closing days of the contest between the Republican Fischer and Democrat Bob Kerrey.
Rice was Secretary of State under President George W. Bush and is now a professor at the Stanford University.
Fischer noted that she met Rice at a briefing earlier this year.
"She's an impressive accomplished person," Fischer said. "She just has a wealth of knowledge."
"America needs leaders who understand the importance of solving complicated problems and getting results in order to reaffirm our American strength once again,” Rice said in the statement. "Deb Fischer is an effective legislator who will promote economic competitiveness and private sector growth and will change the current standstill in Washington."